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Recipe: Chocolate-Mint Bars | March 25, 2008

Here’s the recipe for the delish (and light!) dessert I prepared for the food blogger potluck. Be careful not to overcook the bottom layer, or the bars will be dry. Also, it helps to REALLY let each layer cool and set before moving on to the next–especially if you’re concerned about a uniform aesthetic (which, when it comes to chocolate, I’m definitely not). I found this one in Cooking Light magazine.

Bottom layer:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 (16-ounce) can chocolate syrup
  • Cooking spray

Mint layer:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 drops green food coloring

Glaze:

  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 350.

To prepare bottom layer, lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and salt; stir with a whisk. Combine granulated sugar, egg substitute, 1/4 cup melted butter, 2 tablespoons water, vanilla, eggs, and chocolate syrup in a medium bowl; stir until smooth. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture, stirring until blended. Pour batter into a 13 x 9 baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 23-25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.To prepare mint layer, combine powdered sugar, 1/4 cup melted butter, and next 3 ingredients (through food coloring) in a medium bowl; beat until smooth. Spread mint mixture over cooled cake.

To prepare the glaze, combine the chocolate chips and 3 tablespoons butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for one minute or until melted, stirring after 30 seconds. Let stand 2 minutes. Spread chocolate mixture evenly over top. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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2 Comments »

  1. These were so great–minty, but not overpowering. You would never know they were light.

    Comment by Lemmonex — March 25, 2008 @ 12:35 pm

  2. As chocolate-mint is my favorite dessert combination, I really enjoyed making (and eating) these. I was informed that they weren’t light if I ate six at a time, but I say phooey to that. šŸ˜‰

    Comment by bettyjoan — March 28, 2008 @ 1:35 pm


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